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Caregiver charged with sexually assaulting nursing home patients

Wisconsin Dells (WKOW) -- from WI Dept. of Justice:  Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Thursday that a criminal complaint was filed Tuesday in Columbia County charging 49-year-old Kurt Johnson of Rio with three counts of second degree sexual assault stemming from his employment at Golden Living Center in Wisconsin Dells.

  According to the Department of Justice's criminal complaint, Johnson was employed as a certified nursing assistant responsible for the care of patients living in the Dementia/Alzheimer's unit of the facility.

  On three separate occasions in September and December 2007, Johnson was seen by three separate co-workers to be fondling the breasts of female residents.

  One of the residents is incapable of communicating or showing reaction, however, another resident was seen trying to physically resist the assault.

  The case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Eric Defort.

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